Right next to the Dark Forest is the Halloween Circus, where magicians, demons, heroes, and nightmares all come together in a phantasmagorical coterie. When the troupe catches a walking dead man, suspected of having eaten their only chicken pot pie, a dizzying series of paranormal hijinks begin.
Welcome to the Halloween Circus, a dazzling nightly show of magicians and acrobats, clowns and wild beast tamers situated on the edge of the Dark Forest. If you look behind the lights, however, you find a company of mages, phantoms, and misfits who carry out much darker deeds for those who are willing to pay.
Yet, as formidable as the Halloween Circus troupe might be, they are about to find themselves in uncharted waters. They accept an assignment to locate the diamond ring of a duchess who is having an affair, but the search reveals more than just a ring. They find themselves facing an underground church of zealous, an illegal corpse trade, and dental worms that can eat a whole body. All of these horrors bear some connection to the duchess – but what?
Author L.Y. integrates the best aspect of Chinese and English-language popular fiction to bring us a gripping page-turner filled with phantasmagorical fun.